I will say that I had all but given up on 35mm a few years ago--except for good ol' Kodachrome. Then I was at a camera swap meet and picked up a Nikon F. That thing is amazing. The ultimate for me was matching up the F body with the f2.5 105mm and a few rolls of Kodachrome. That lens is amazing and I personally love the way the F works/feels. I don't know if it is better/different/all in my head, but the Nikon F is the ultimate system for me personally.